Antilla’s return helps lift Lady Rattlers over the Eagles

Antilla boxing out – Courtesy FAMU Sports Info

After being out three games with a concussion, junior forward Olivia Antilla helps the Lady Rattlers pick up a 65-58 win over North Carolina Central University.   

The Lady Rattlers were down 5-3 within the first few minutes, then Antilla made her first appearance, everything started clicking for FAMU. Antilla quickly added five points, a few rebounds and an instant spark to her teammates. And from that point on The Rattlers only trailed two more times before picking up the W.

Antilla ended the night with a game-high 20 points, head coach LeDawn Gibson and junior guard Khadejra Young noted Antilla’s early impact on the game simply saying it’s nice to have her back.

“(She) kind of picks up the momentum,” Young said. “She’s been gone a couple of games, and we wanted her to feel at home again.”

In addition to Antilla’s resurgence, Gibson emphasized how much of a team-win this was, and she believes this team can make a post-season run despite having a young team plagued with injuries.

“I think if we continue to get better every game and every day in practice, we’ll surprise a lot of people in the tournament.”

The Lady Rattlers will have three roads games before returning home on March, 5th to take on Savannah State University at 6 pm.